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Some sprung for a Peloton, or a new puppy — but for these friends, it was a trio of alpacas.
As far as pandemic purchases, Melanie Hinze and Melanie Ramos’ take the cake. The pals from Germany bought three alpacas, Elvis, Teddy and Puschel in July, and have been documenting the fluffy creatures for their Instagram page. Now, their 1,300 followers are going crazy for the human-like animals.
“We . . . leave the stressful everyday life behind when we go for a walk with them or when we feed them briefly,” Hinze, who works alongside Ramos at a pharmaceutical company, told Jam Press.
Their unusual pandemic pets came about after a visit to a small pasture in their hometown of Holm, Germany, where a farmer had been using the three male alpacas for breeding. They opted to adopt the creatures on the spot.
Now, the trio has become famous for their mischievous expressions: “When they don’t like something, you know it – and they pull their faces,” said Hinze, who picked out Puschel as the fluffiest, and grumpiest, alpaca.
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